Coastal LIfe & Health Insurance

★★★★★
  • 3579 E. Foothill Blvd

    Pasadena, CA 91107

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  • 866-829-7350

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The best agent in California is not Ari Gold. Nor is it real life counterpart Ari Emanuel. Nor is it Scott Boras (for you baseball fans). Nor is it whomever gets Robert Pattison roles (no offense). Not even close.

The best agent in California and, likely, the world, is Sandra Condon of Coastal Life & Heath. And I can say this - legitimately - without ever having met her in person or ever having procured insurance through her agency. Lemme explain ...

But first, if you don't want to read my Ode to an Insurance Agent, let me give you the bottom line: If you are looking for life or health insurance in California, or life insurance in a number of other states, and you aren't calling Sandra Condon right now, well, I'm not sure there's hope for you. In fact, why are you reading this when you should be calling her or emailing her now? This instance. Lickety-split. Even if you don't have a phone. Or a computer.

So, I had group health insurance (through my employer) all of my adult life. But through some quirk of fate that I won't bore you with, I wound with a period of time when I had to obtain individual health insurance a few months ago.

I figured I'd have no problem quickly securing health insurance because, thankfully, I've been healthy to date. But, completely unbeknownst to me, I came to find out while investigating options on my own that I had the dreaded "preexisting condition.". My "condition" was that I donated a kidney many years ago to my dad. This despite the fact that all of the available evidence suggests kidney donors on average live longer than you multi-kidneyed people. Incidentally, I'm very pro-organ donation, so please give till it hurts (it actually doesn't hurt).

Anyhow, I was suddenly caught in a quagmire where through the insanity of our current health system, it would be difficult for me to obtain regular health insurance. I might have to go into my state's "high risk" pool which has crappier coverage or get temporary insurance that would likely end if I got really sick.

I started researching various issues on the internet and found an answer that I couldn't find elsewhere on Coastal Insurance's site. And since I needed an insurance agent at this point and since Sandra's site was friendly and particularly since it featured Mark Twain's wonderful quote "Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest" (statistically speaking, no jerk-offs in history have ever used that quote), I decided to call her, thinking, wrongly, that her business operated in my state. She wasn't available so I had to leave a message.

Ok, now, mercifully, let me get to the meat of it. Sandra's Coastal Life & Health Insurance, as it turns out, doesn't operate in my state. But she was nice enough to call me back to let me know that (which, as you know, is something many people wouldn't have bothered to do). But you ain't seen nothing yet. Get this: She then proceeded (unprompted by me) to help me for days, via email, via phone, via every way she could to help me navigate the murky waters I was in, secure the right insurance, ask the right questions, *everything*. Despite the fact there was absolutely nothing in it for her - no commission, nothing - other than doing the right thing and a love for her job.

But wait there's more: Sandra on multiple occasions was apologetic to me because she thought she was taking up too much of *my* time with her help and suggestions. She's working for free, to help some stranger across the country, and she's apologetic about the fact that she might be offering too much help. Unbelievable. It was like some bizarro world where people actually enjoyed helping each other. I had to check the calendar to make sure it wasn't 1955 and gentlemen weren't wearing suits and hats to baseball games.

And Sandra knows this stuff stone cold. She is to health & life insurance like Steven Hawking is to quantum physics. At one point, she even gave me a question to ask to a local agent I subsequently found (who sucked) that saved me from getting insurance that would have likely been disastrous in the event I ever had a kidney-related issue. Let's see Stephen Hawking do that!

Ok, so this may be the longest paean ever written for an insurance agent by someone not related to, sleeping with, or being held at gunpoint by said insurance agent. But if there's any internet justice in the world, State Farm, Mass Mutual and the rest will soon crumble as people come from far and wide to Sandra Condon of Coastal Insurance, local hero, coast-to-coast hero, and health and life insurance super-hero.

P.S. If it wasn't clear, I had a positive experience

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★★★★★

The best agent in California is not Ari Gold. Nor is it real life counterpart Ari Emanuel. Nor is it Scott Boras (for you baseball fans). Nor is it whomever gets Robert Pattison roles (no offense). Not even close.

The best agent in California and, likely, the world, is Sandra Condon of Coastal Life & Heath. And I can say this - legitimately - without ever having met her in person or ever having procured insurance through her agency. Lemme explain ...

But first, if you don't want to read my Ode to an Insurance Agent, let me give you the bottom line: If you are looking for life or health insurance in California, or life insurance in a number of other states, and you aren't calling Sandra Condon right now, well, I'm not sure there's hope for you. In fact, why are you reading this when you should be calling her or emailing her now? This instance. Lickety-split. Even if you don't have a phone. Or a computer.

So, I had group health insurance (through my employer) all of my adult life. But through some quirk of fate that I won't bore you with, I wound with a period of time when I had to obtain individual health insurance a few months ago.

I figured I'd have no problem quickly securing health insurance because, thankfully, I've been healthy to date. But, completely unbeknownst to me, I came to find out while investigating options on my own that I had the dreaded "preexisting condition.". My "condition" was that I donated a kidney many years ago to my dad. This despite the fact that all of the available evidence suggests kidney donors on average live longer than you multi-kidneyed people. Incidentally, I'm very pro-organ donation, so please give till it hurts (it actually doesn't hurt).

Anyhow, I was suddenly caught in a quagmire where through the insanity of our current health system, it would be difficult for me to obtain regular health insurance. I might have to go into my state's "high risk" pool which has crappier coverage or get temporary insurance that would likely end if I got really sick.

I started researching various issues on the internet and found an answer that I couldn't find elsewhere on Coastal Insurance's site. And since I needed an insurance agent at this point and since Sandra's site was friendly and particularly since it featured Mark Twain's wonderful quote "Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest" (statistically speaking, no jerk-offs in history have ever used that quote), I decided to call her, thinking, wrongly, that her business operated in my state. She wasn't available so I had to leave a message.

Ok, now, mercifully, let me get to the meat of it. Sandra's Coastal Life & Health Insurance, as it turns out, doesn't operate in my state. But she was nice enough to call me back to let me know that (which, as you know, is something many people wouldn't have bothered to do). But you ain't seen nothing yet. Get this: She then proceeded (unprompted by me) to help me for days, via email, via phone, via every way she could to help me navigate the murky waters I was in, secure the right insurance, ask the right questions, *everything*. Despite the fact there was absolutely nothing in it for her - no commission, nothing - other than doing the right thing and a love for her job.

But wait there's more: Sandra on multiple occasions was apologetic to me because she thought she was taking up too much of *my* time with her help and suggestions. She's working for free, to help some stranger across the country, and she's apologetic about the fact that she might be offering too much help. Unbelievable. It was like some bizarro world where people actually enjoyed helping each other. I had to check the calendar to make sure it wasn't 1955 and gentlemen weren't wearing suits and hats to baseball games.

And Sandra knows this stuff stone cold. She is to health & life insurance like Steven Hawking is to quantum physics. At one point, she even gave me a question to ask to a local agent I subsequently found (who sucked) that saved me from getting insurance that would have likely been disastrous in the event I ever had a kidney-related issue. Let's see Stephen Hawking do that!

Ok, so this may be the longest paean ever written for an insurance agent by someone not related to, sleeping with, or being held at gunpoint by said insurance agent. But if there's any internet justice in the world, State Farm, Mass Mutual and the rest will soon crumble as people come from far and wide to Sandra Condon of Coastal Insurance, local hero, coast-to-coast hero, and health and life insurance super-hero.

P.S. If it wasn't clear, I had a positive experience

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